Baby Measuring Equipment, Wyndham Plunket Society; Unknown manufacturer; 1929-19...


Baby Measuring Equipment, Wyndham Plunket Society

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This is a baby measuring tray which was used at the Wyndham Plunket Rooms to measure local babies.

The first Plunket Nurse came to Wyndham in 1913. In The Wyndham Herald in March 1915, we learn that Miss Every the Plunket Nurse visited a room over Mr R Wilson's store and the monthly visits were increased to twice monthly on sale days.

In 1929 a purpose built Plunket Rooms was opened. The cost of the section, purchased from Mrs James Bain, was 125 pounds, and the builder was Mr R. Richardson with his charge being 420 pounds. The same year the Committee donated ten pounds towards the purchase of a car for the Plunket Nurse but stipulated that she travel to Wyndham by train, saving about ten shillings a visit. In later times, the Nurse visited mothers and new babies at home until the baby was six weeks old and her visits to the rooms were made weekly.


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organic, processed material, vegetal, wood
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
inorganic, processed material, metal, iron
inorganic, processed material, metal, copper alloy, brass


h 200 mm x w 100 mm x l 440 mm

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Health and Medicine

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